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Year in Books: Word plays

Here, listed alphabetically by author, are 10 of the best works of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry that the Phoenix wrote about in 2008.
Of werewolves and wastelands
By JON GARELICK  |  December 22, 2008


Frank Bidart adores the savage Catullan paradox.
Frank Bidart’s ambivalent appetite
By SVEN BIRKERTS  |  June 17, 2008

Bishop, after all

To enter a Bishop poem with the mind and senses wide open is to be scrubbed back to first principles.
The ‘poet’s poet’ gets canonized
By SVEN BIRKERTS  |  February 05, 2008

Harvard Square

Harvard Square was very different 40 years ago.
Ground zero for so much, for so many
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  November 15, 2006

Ralph Hamilton

My lovable, impossible friend of more than 30 years, the artist Ralph Hamilton, died on February 19, of complications from diabetes. He was only 59. It’s a very sad loss. He was one of Boston’s most original and searching painters and had been doing some
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  March 09, 2006